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Tupelo, Mississippi, the hometown of Elvis Presley, is the perfect weekend getaway! Nestled up in the northeastern part of the state, Tupelo is the only city in the southern United States to be named an “All America City.” Not once, but five times! With good reason too! Check out the top ten things to do in Tupelo, and see why Southern Living selected it as Mississippi’s town for “The South’s Most Storied Streets.”

Moon trees are grown from seeds that have traveled to the moon or orbited it. Mississippi is home to at least three moon trees in Starkville and Cleveland. These trees foster educational opportunities for the communities and the U.S. Forest Service. 

Teachers and students are returning to school in The Magnolia State over the next few weeks. It’s an exciting time, but it can also be a hectic time full of to-do lists, items to purchase, “Meet the Teacher,” and let’s not forget getting back on a school schedule.

Here are some helpful tips to help families prepare for going back to school and find joy in the journey while doing it.

For millions of fans worldwide, Kermit the Frog stars in some of their earliest memories. Whether playing the banjo in the swamp or flailing with excitement to introduce “The Muppet Show,” Kermit is a beloved cultural icon.

Some people say the distinctive sweetness of these Mississippi melons all comes down to the loamy soil in Smith County; others say it’s just a tradition of family excellence learned and then passed down from generation to generation of Smith County farmers. 

Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center was co-founded by Rebecca (Becky) Floyd and Kathie Curtis in 2010. Floyd, the Executive Director, had a dream and passion for establishing a guide dog school and pursued that dream after retiring as the Executive Director of the MS Protection and Advocacy System in Jackson, MS. Curtis, who shared the dream of a guide dog school, retired as the Director of Youth Ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson and now is the Director of Kennel Operations & Puppy Program.

Boaters or folks strolling along the banks of the Pascagoula River on late summer evenings sometimes hear melodious humming. They hear the river singing. They hear the Singing River.